Picture Book of the Day has returned for another season! Each day (Monday-Friday) on my Growing Book by Book Facebook page, I will share posts about great books for kids recommended by a great team of bloggers.
There are 20 talented bloggers who pick the best of the best picture books to share with you daily. Today, I thought I’d share a behind the scenes look at this year’s Picture Book of the Day team and introduce you to the 20 talented bloggers who make this project happen!
Discover a post about literacy from each of their blogs and their favorite children’s book they read this summer!
First, a little history lesson…. Picture Book of the Day was created by Bethany from No Twiddle Twaddle. Not only did she come up with the idea but, she also assembled a great group of people to work together on the project. Bethany asked me to take over for her and I was thrilled to carry the torch. Each day, a different blogger selects a high-quality picture book to showcase. All the participating bloggers then share the recommendation on their Facebook pages.
So, who are these great bloggers involved in the project? Let’s meet each of them!
Behind the Books for Kids at Picture Book of the Day
Jennifer at Study at Home Mama is a positive parenting site with easy healthy recipes, hands-on learning ideas, and much more, written by a Montessori teacher & trained psychologist.
Favorite children’s book read this summer: The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Favorite literacy post: Mix It Up! Activities
Natalie at Planet Smarty Pants shares playful literature-based activities, nurturing enthusiastic thinkers through science, math, and art.
Favorite children’s book read this summer: The Top of the World by Steve Jenkins.
Favorite literacy post: 6 Amazing Resources for Raising Readers
Clarissa at Munchkins and Moms shares toddler and preschool projects. Some of her favorite things to share are process art activities and activities based on books!
Favorite children’s book read this summer: Dr. Seuss’ new book, What Pet Should I Get?
Favorite literacy post: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Activity
Leanna blogs at All Done Monkey–Embracing the Magic in the Madness of Motherhood. A parenting blog dedicated to raising world citizens, natural parenting, and spiritual education.
Favorite children’s book read this summer: It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee
Favorite literacy post: The Three Little Pigs Fractured Fairy Tales
Ann is from Doodles and Jots which is is a place to find ideas that encourage children’s innate curiosity and creativity through nature inspired original crafts, book lists, and printables.
Favorite children’s book read this summer: A Rock Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas
Favorite literacy post: Reading to Babies
Stephanie is the talent behind Boy Mama Teacher Mama. It is a site dedicated to raising and educating children with an emphasis on issues related to boys.
Favorite children’s book read this summer:Rainbow Crow by Nancy Van Laan
Favorite literacy post: Books About Building Dreams
Tracy is from School 4 Boys. She is a mom/teacher with four boys. They are on a homeschool adventure together, and along the way share their experiences, activities, ideas, and favorite books.
Favorite children’s book read this summer: Ballet Cat and the Totally Secret Secret by Bob Shea
Favorite literacy post: Halloween Read-Alouds
Darshana from the Flowering Minds which is a book review site of children’s books that I hope will inspire young minds to dream, imagine, ponder, and laugh-out-loud.
Favorite children’s book read this summer: Water is Water by Miranda Paul
Favorite literacy post: How Parents can use Storybird to Help their Budding Writers Create Stories with Pictures
Jackie is from Ready Set Read which is an early literacy site written by a first grade teacher/ reading specialist. You’ll find book reviews & tips for growing your child from baby to independent reader.
Favorite children’s book read this summer: If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
Favorite literacy post: Knuffle Bunny Inspired Activity Mats
Laura at Sunny Day Family which is all about making every day a good day. She loves to share easy activities and crafts, family friendly recipes, and tips to help keep you and your home organized and running smoothly.
Favorite children’s book read this summer: “This was the summer of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson at our house – we even had a Gruffalo themed 3rd birthday party!”
Favorite literacy post: Kids Books Storage that Encourages Reading
Jacquie from KC Edventures which focuses on keeping kids creative curious & connected to the world around them. You’ll find lots of unique ideas for books activities, science projects, nature exploration, family travel and creative learning.
Favorite children’s book read this summer: Goodnight Already! by Jory John
Favorite literacy post: Around the World in 30 Books
Rebecca at A Book Long Enough shares all the books she loves. As a librarian she has great reading recommendations!
One of my favorite literacy posts on her site is: Non-Fiction Picture Books
Then, there is me- Jodie from Growing Book by Book. I share themed book lists, reading and writing tips and book activities for nurturing our youngest readers ages 0-8. You can read all about me here!
Favorite children’s book read this summer: The New Small Personby Lauren Child
Favorite literacy post: Tips for Reading with Newborns to Age 5
MaryAnne from Mama Smiles:Joyful Parenting which celebrates the joy of everyday parenting through creativity, learning, and play. This site is full of crafts, educational activities, and parenting tips.
Favorite children’s book read this summer: The Peace Tree from Hiroshima by Sandra Moore
Favorite literacy post: Raising Kids Who Love Books
Alecia is from Learning 2 Walk which is aimed at making the homeschooling life a little simpler each day. This is done by means of sharing homeschooling tips, printable worksheets, kindergarten and preschool activities as well as recipes and home organization.
Favorite children’s book read this summer: I Was So Mad by Mercer Mayer
Favorite literacy post: Dinosaur Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills
Katie blogs at Story Time Secrets which is a collection of book reviews, themed book lists, literacy activities, reflections on library service, and tips for reading with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers written from the unique perspective of a children’s librarian turned stay-at-home mom.
Favorite children’s book read this summer: Thimble Summerby Elizabeth Enright
Favorite literacy post: 20 Literacy Activities About Pizza
Reshama from Stacking Books brings you an unique set of books that will expand your child’s reading horizon!
Favorite children’s book read this summer: Winnie : the true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally Walker
Favorite literacy post: 5 Graphic Novels We Love
Mia at Pragmatic Mom loves children’s books and has some of the most unique book lists! Mia also moderates our Picture Book of the Day Pinterest board.
One of my favorite literacy posts on the site: Books for Kids Who Like to Build
Deirde blogs at JDaniel’s4 Mom which shares learning games, crafts and food creations.
One of my favorite literacy posts on the site: Sight Word Eye Charts
Quite a talented group of women I would say!
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